We’re heading to FringeNYC very soon. Here’s my brain talking about said things via a website excerpt:
Q: Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
A: The show sticks with you. It’s got heart. There’s not only a genuine chemistry and camaraderie on stage, but the audience is there through the journey with us. We are all sisters. Also, without knowing too much about science or being funded by any official quiche company, there is a good chance you will think of this production if you ever eat quiche in the future.
A: I don’t know anymore. Do I sound too cynical if I say “No”? People are very adamant about living inside technology and only speaking in 140 characters and meme-based references to one another. There are hot pockets of people who support live theater, but they’re not the majority. And I’d rather cut off my thumbs than go to a show with a designated live-tweeting section. (Ahem, follow me on Twitter @thealux.)
But society will always influence theater and if there’s injustice, those stories will be represented on the stage. As change happens, theater will reflect those struggles. That being said, there are a lot plays easily lifted from the silver screen. Seats need to be filled and money is super awesome, I hear.
It’s a lot easier to sell tickets if it stars a famous cartoon character with a built-in following rather than a stellar ensemble from Chicago tackling issues of sexual identity, fear, and sisterhood premiering Friday, Aug 10, 2012 5:00 PM at the Living Theatre… But they both have their merits.
Read all of my brain at NYTheatre.com.